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Correlation between

Obesity and
Socioeconomic Status
Anna Ruth Rodriguez Vasquez
Who
Who was supporting the Culminating Who had permission to perform the various
Experience (leadership within the organization)? Culminating Experience activities?

● Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ● Research Coordinators


● City of Los Angeles ● Epidemiologist
● Physician
● Biostatistician
What
What were your goals and objectives for the What problems/issues did the Culminating
Culminating Experience? Experience address? Was this a knowledge gap
or was it a working solution to a public health
● Identification of obesity related issues problem with a publication in mind?
● Use skilled acquired throughout MPH
program to dissect case study ● Obesity prevalent in low income
communities
● Lack of education and resources
● Lack of accurate data collection on
population
When
When was the Culminating Experience expected When were the various time-based events,
to take place and for how long? activities, etc. of the intended Culminating
Experience?
● Obesity tracking in Los Angeles has been
around for a while, but for this case
● This case study was solely based on data
review we focused on the past 10 years
collection in regards to obesity trends
● This case study was based in urban Los
● Information was collected at clinical visit
Angeles
through the use of data capture such as
surveys
Where
Where is the identified agency/organization
where you completed the Culminating
Experience?

● Los Angeles ( Metropolitan area )


● Southern California
How
● Addressing social inequalities
● Understand the process of data collection
● Understand program start up and set up
● Understand the population and its specific
needs